How to completely delete internet history

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by UltimaFury, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. UltimaFury

    UltimaFury OSNN One Post Wonder

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    I go to internet options and delete internet history and then i exit IE. but one day i got back on and checked by history and saw (by clicking the history icon on the IE toolbar) that my history that was supposedly deleted earlier was not deleted. :dead: Am i doing something wrong? Thanks
     
  2. Johnny

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    you have to select everything there to delete.. About the best I can say though is this. If you want to delete things when the browser closes, Maxthon does a good job of it. Or, you can get Crap Cleaner. It deletes all the internet stuff plus some. You can go to the site here: www.ccleaner.com or but clicking hte icon in my sig ...
     
  3. UltimaFury

    UltimaFury OSNN One Post Wonder

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    i did what you recommended and ran Ccleaner a few times and my internet history still shows up!! Any other suggestions?
     
  4. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Did you reboot after running CCleaner?

    CCleaner marks the index.dat files for deletion on reboot.
     
  5. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    did you select analyze, then select run cleaner ??? if you did it right. You should have got rid of everything ..
     
  6. ray_gillespie

    ray_gillespie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    I get this problem all the time at work, there is a way around it however! All you need to do, I think, is open up your history in IE. Right-click My Computer, and choose delete. Then close IE, run Ccleaner, and hopefully, the entire history will be clear. I have absolutely no idea why this happens, but since about 3 months ago I have had to do this to clear my history almost every time.

    If that doesn't work then I don't know. :dead:
     
  7. ming

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    Steganos Security Suite enables you to run the history cleaner plus many other cleaners such as temp files and recycle bin - either automatically when you close all IE browsers or when you click the one-touch shredder icon. To be safe, you can select different levels of shredding/overwriting with 0's and 1's to goverment standards.

    http://www.steganos.de/?language=en&layout=default
     
  8. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    With regards to government standards there is no "standard" for erasing hard drives which have been used for storing classified information. They all have to be destroyed... what a waste...

    :(

    Mike A!
     
  9. UltimaFury

    UltimaFury OSNN One Post Wonder

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    it finally worked after running Ccleaner and rebooting. thanks everyone!
     
  10. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    If you format your hard drive, it should get rid of everything for you :cool:
     
  11. Mastershakes

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    Nuking Content.ie5

    Bring up a command prompt. (Start, Run, cmd [Enter])
    Navigate to the following directory (cd documents and settings....)
    C:\Documents and Settings\%username%\Local Settings\Temporary Internet Files\

    %username% being your username (sub it in)

    Bring up Task Manager, go to processes tab. End Explorer.exe
    Now use ALT+TAB to cycle back to your command prompt.

    type in rd /s /q content.ie5
    exit the command prompt
    ALT+TAB to task manager - click on new task, and type in explorer.exe

    :) Done. (not positive if History is stored in folder, but it nukes all the crap)

    Personally, as suggested I now use CCleaner. So much more space.... so much.

    Enjoy
     
  12. LANDSER

    LANDSER Achtung soldat!

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    Remember to delete your cookies too. A few ways to do that, simplest is Internet Options > Delete Cookies. Otherwise whatever your trying to hide may still be easily found.
     
  13. tdinc

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    As Zombie mentioned, ccleaner should wipe all history, cookies, ect...
    it should work without having to reboot. no other means are necessary, ccleaner does it all....:)
     
  14. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    Some peeps have given some rather basic means to elliminate browser history. If you want to be doubly certain you can try E3 (not to be confused with Evidence Elliminator). You can find that here

    http://radsoft.net/resources/software/reviews/ee/e3/

    There's a whole list of programs it eliminates the junk left behind by as well. This is assuming it's your computer/hard drive and you have access to install software. If it's another computer you're using, the best bet would be to grab a Knoppix CD (if the previous mentioned methods of history removal aren't what you're looking for), and just boot up into Knoppix.
     
  15. Johnny

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    Or, you could use bartpe ..
     
  16. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    Hehe... someone might actually listen to you Sazar and then what?

    :rolleyes:
     
  17. failurbydesign

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    too much porn?
     
  18. controlhistory

    controlhistory OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Hi,
    My company has created a product that could solve this problem. Our software, ControlHistory allows you to selectively or completely delete your history. You can download it from ControlHistory.com. It supports
    IE (ver. 6+)
    Firefox (ver. 3+)
    Chrome (ver. 1+)
    Google Desktop Search
    Many programs like MS Word, Excel, Acrobat Reader, WinRAR, 7-Zip, etc. that save their history in the Registry.

    You can use the software for free to view your history but to be able to delete it you need a license. The cost of a license is USD 0.99 (99 cents).
     
    Last edited: Aug 18, 2009
  19. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Shotgun works better, 12 gauge buck shot, loads of fun. :D

    Well, not if you wanted to reuse the HDD. :p
     
  20. American Zombie

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